Epidemiology and geography of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: implications for planning control.

@article{Kabatereine2004EpidemiologyAG,
  title={Epidemiology and geography of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: implications for planning control.},
  author={Narcis B. Kabatereine and Simon J. Brooker and Edridah M. Tukahebwa and Francis Kazibwe and Ambrose Winston Onapa},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={372-80}
}
Intestinal schistosomiasis caused by infection with Schistosoma mansoni is a widespread public health problem in Uganda. Although long known to be endemic, its current distribution within the country requires updating of parasitological data to help guide planned control. We report such data collected between 1998 and 2002 from 201 schools and 68 communities across Uganda. In accordance with epidemiological expectation, prevalence and intensity increased with age, peaking at 10-20 years and… CONTINUE READING
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